Step 4: Making the Shutter

Take something rigid like cardboard or stiff paper, the blacker the better. Cut it so it generously covers your lens opening. Apply this to the camera using tape so that your shutter flap is easy to open and close. Attach a bit of tape that trails over the bottom of your shutter to keep it closed.
<p>I just read this instructable. I cannot see anything in the instructions about removing the camera's original lens. It seems to me that your camera is simply a normal camera with a very small aperture added. This does not make it a pinhole camera in my opinion. Pinhole cameras do not have a lens.</p>
<p>You simply push it out with a punch or dowel. They are not very well secured in there. Mine was a tight fit and staked in with a heat appliance. </p>
The last two shots are really, really cool. Good work. :-)
No comments yet? Crazy! I followed these directions and tried my camera out today, and it worked brilliantly. Posted the results <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saellys/sets/72157622056098053/">here</a>. Thanks for a great Instructable!<br/>
saellys... Just visited your page...great photos...especially the one of the bridge. You can make an easy tripod base for use on the camera. Use a piece of 1/4&quot; thick plywood or plastic. Drill a 1/4 inch hole in the center. Use double-face carpet tape or layer of rubber cement on face of the wood/plastic base and layer on bottom of camera. Stick together for a permanent bond. Screw your tripos screw into the hole and you're all set. Want 'simpler'? Lightly duct-tape it to tripod. Removes easily. Idea is to hold the camera still and level..this'll do the trick. Great Instructable mind-refresher for me...have been in photography all my lifetime...'1200 Year Old Highlander Immortal', y'know. :-) Which reminds me...Do you know what Jesus said to the Apostles at The Last Supper? &quot;All you guys who want your picture taken, sit on this side of the table with Me&quot;. Moses was The First Photographer. He used a Pinhole Camera and Bolt Of Lightning for the FLASH. Came out pretty good, eh?
Those photo's are great!<br />
Couldn't you just use the lens cover as a shutter?
You can use whatever you want as long as it doesn't let any light in and it's easy to remove and replace when you want to take a picture. If it doesn't get out of the way smoothly, then you will jiggle the camera and will get a blurry image or no image at all.
Just removed my shutter!...Then I read <a class="entryListTitle" href="../../../member/cristianokunst/" rel="nofollow" style="line-height: 16.0px;padding-right: 4.0px;padding-left: 0.0px;">cristianokunst</a> post now I&nbsp;wonder if I need to remove the little glass lenses/optics that are inside the point and shoot? Anyone?Anyone?<br />
&nbsp;but pinhole has NO lenses...<br /> Im trying to make one without the optics, or else I dont know if we can get focus using the pinhole + the lenses.

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